An amazing young man:” Trevor Casper, trooper killed in confrontation was Kiel native

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    Mar 26, 2015 4:20 PM GMT
    http://fox6now.com/2015/03/25/wisconsin-state-trooper-killed-in-confrontation-was-kiel-native-athlete/

    This is so tragic--his first day on the job solo. Both him and robber are dead. Flags are all flying at half mask today in Wisconsin.

    I’m so happy that he isn’t being hated for killing a robber. Perhaps people are finally realizing how dangerous some of these criminals are and the danger law enforcement officers face every day on the job. He died a real hero. I pray that this tragedy teaches our country to appreciate the men and women who serve us in law enforcement and to support them with our love and not hate when they have to use their firearms to shoot dangerous criminals, no matter what the color of their skin is. Hopefully good will come out of this by supporting law enforcement, so that they can do their job without fear of unjust criticism. But I fear that if the robber was black, that the praise here would turn quickly to hate. This needs to stop and we all need to support law enforcement, even when they have to use lethal force to protect themselves and others, no matter what the color of their skin is.
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    Mar 26, 2015 10:45 PM GMT
    The bank robber who shot officer Casper was Steven Snyder, a native of Michigan, a white supremacist who'd been arrested in 1996 in Wisconsin for a skinhead and blacks fight.

    From the link:
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    Steven Timothy Snyder and Trooper Trevor Casper killed each other during a shootout in Fond du Lac on Tuesday. The state Department of Justice says Snyder robbed a Marinette County bank earlier in the day.

    Snyder was convicted in 1996 of disorderly conduct in Fond du Lac. He was a part of a group of skinheads who walked up to a house and started fighting a group of blacks and Hispanics that emerged.

    An officer captured Snyder and found White Power tattoos on his body and cards in his coat promoting the neo-Nazi National Alliance.

    UPDATED: Wednesday, March 25, 2015 --- 5:11 p.m.

    FOND DU LAC, Wis. -- Federal authorities say they are looking at a man killed in a shootout with a Wisconsin state trooper as a suspect in at least two bank robberies in Wisconsin and possibly more in other states.

    FBI spokesman Leonard Peace says agents are investigating Steven Timothy Snyder of Michigan in bank robberies Tuesday in Marinette County and the city of Fond du Lac. Peace says Snyder may be connected to unsolved robberies in other states.

    Snyder exchanged gunfire with rookie trooper Trevor Casper in Fond du Lac, killing the 21-year-old trooper as he was on his first solo patrol.

    Snyder is also a suspect in the killing of a 59-year-old man in Wausaukee earlier in the day.
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    Mar 26, 2015 10:56 PM GMT
    michael61 saidhttp://fox6now.com/2015/03/25/wisconsin-state-trooper-killed-in-confrontation-was-kiel-native-athlete/

    But I fear that if the robber was black, that the praise here would turn quickly to hate.


    You're "fear"ing the wrong things. Like, sadly, too many law enforcement officers do.

    As for this fine gentleman, RIP. May no other "amazing young men," who are unarmed, have their lives cut short by those seeking to cheaply remember you and your brief service.